Accession Number:

ADA525174

Title:

Command and Control Warfare: An Operational Imperative in the Information Age

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS WAR COLL QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

That waging successful information war is how wars will be won in the future and that the key to operational success by military forces in information war is in the strategy and target set known as Command and Control Warfare C2W. The information age posits information war and a fundamental shift in how wars will be waged in the future. CJCS General John Shalikashvilis Joint Vision 2010 Force of the Future JV 2010 is the mechanism used to explore information warfare at the operational level. Analyzed in depth is JV 2010s lynch pin concept of information superiority, as gaining information superiority is the heart of successful information warfare. In the course of analyzing how military forces gain information superiority, the idea that all military information invariably follows a path from sensor to decision-maker to shooter is developed. This military information path idea illuminates the specific fundamental changes and corresponding impacts on warfare in the information age. From these changes and impacts comes an assessment of the military tasks to be accomplished to wage successful operational information war. This serves as a springboard into the concept of C2W.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE